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? >> you're going to give me grief about this. at the white house they are talking about barack obama taking a big trip to africa, this year or next year. there is a lot of debate about which country he picks. chris: i would love to go. >> the white house won't talk about it officially. the president has commissioned a speech on the targeted killing policies which is a source of controversy. personally, it won't change that much. it's an effort to have more transparency. chris: that's a tricky one on the left and right joining together. the big question of the week, when the supreme court takes up gay marriage this had comingwee opinion? be right back. chris: welcome back, the u.s. supreme court takes up gay marriage this week. the big question for us, with polls showing big jumps in public approval for gay marriage, will this court band to move with history or lag behind history? david. >> i would think looking at the roberts court that it's likely that it will come to a liberal result of endorsing at least some of the right to same-sex marriage through conservative arguments. there
in the house. aides deny that obama is unhappy with the work but suggested they need to pick up the pace. >> we are make progress gress but this is not new. >> the path to citizenship for those in the country illegally may not be the sticking point. there is said to be differences between business and labor how much to pay the 200,000 low-skilled workers allowed in the country every year. other political divisions remain. texas republican senator ted cruz doesn't trust the president's mote is. he told the "dallas morning news' that he wants is the bill to crater to use it as a political wedge in 2014 and 2016. >> we belief they should work with congress to remove wasteful area in the budget. but the president strategy instead cut spending on important mews service like border security. >> the department of homeland security hasn't cut back on the border garz. hundreds of people in the country illegally were released to save the cost of housing them. the gang of eight will look at the border this week. >> shannon: wendell goler, thank you. >>> snowfall has not stopped people from lining up to at
territories and jordan while a reinvigorated peace process is one goal, more pressing concerns for the obama white house are the threats from iran and the effect of the relentless bloodshed in syria. we want to begin with some analysis about the president's trip this morning with our chief foreign correspondent richard engel back from the region. he is in new york this morning. i have david brooks of "the new york times" and e.j. dionne with me in washington. richard, let me start with you. the president called on israel to renew efforts to the creation of a palestinian state. he helped restore the israeli/turkish relationship. so what else do you think he can return with that he can actually build upon? >> reporter: well, i think the reconciliation between turkey and israel is something that's very important because i wouldn't see the chances right now of an israeli/palestinian reconciliation but i do think the middle east recognizes that there are urgent regional matters as syria implodes that the region needs to have some sort of summit and turkey is going to play a big part of that. so i
and jordan while a reinvigorated peace process is one goal, more pressing concerns for the obama white house are the threats from iran and the effect of the relentless bloodshed in syria. we want to begin with some analysis about the president's trip this morning with our chief foreign correspondent richard engel back from the region. he is in new york this morning. i have david brooks of "the new york times" and e.j. dionne with me in washington. richard, let me start with you. the president called on israel to renew efforts to the creation of a palestinian state. he helped restore the israeli/turkish relationship. so what else do you think he can return with that he can actually build upon? >> reporter: well, i think the reconciliation between turkey and israel is something that's very important because i wouldn't see the chances right now of an israeli/palestinian reconciliation but i do think the middle east recognizes that there are urgent regional matters as syria implodes that the region needs to have some sort of summit and turkey is going to play a big part of that. so i think comin
a stranger of the person i lived with and loved for 42 something live. >> president obama now calls the law unconstitutional. house republicans are defending it in court. a new pew research center shows the majority of americans now support gay marriage. researchers say it shows the largest change in opinions on a policy issue in a decade. in washington i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> moving on to business, shares in yahoo! hit a new 52-week high this morning. the company bought a new startup as well. scott mcgrew joins us. you were thinking about young ceos but in this case very young. >> he just turned 18. he invented something, he and as a 17-year-old. yahoo! bought his company lock, stock, and barrel. we don't know the exact price but it's in the few tens of millions of dollars. shares in yahoo! hitting that new 52-week high you mentioned, up $0.19 this morning. wall street in a very good mood after the company of cyprus was able to prevent its own bankruptcy by grabbing bank accounts of its own depositors. cyprus about the size of yahoo! if you compare gdp to market capitalization" goo
, congress may be on spring break, but it is still a busy week at the white house for president obama. for more, we're going to go to nbc's kristen welker who is at the white house. kristen, we were just talking about president obama's event today, the naturalization ceremony a few minutes ago. what is next for him as he tries on this fupush for immigration reform? >> reporter: i think you're going to hear the president continue to make the argument that he made today that he wants to see congress come up with an immigration reform plan by the end of the month so it can be debated next month and then voted on as soon as possible. of course, organizing for action, the president's re-tooled campaign, will also be working on this on the sidelines to put pressure on congress. the president's comments sort of highlight and echo the timeline that senator chuck schumer mapped out this weekend. he is, of course, on that bipartisan gang of eight which is working on immigration reform. he said they are close to getting a plan, a bill unveiled. they hope to get something done by the end of the m
the job on immigration. speaking during a citizenship ceremony at the white house, president obama stressed the importance of getting something done. >> we have known for years that the immigration system is broken, not doing enough to harness the ingenuity of those who work hard to find a place here in america, and after avoiding the problem for years, the time has come to fix it once and for all. the time's come from the comprehensive, sensible immigration reform. lou: the president went on to put a time line on the issue saying he wanted congress to debate immigration reform next month, and that he wants a bill to sign as soon as possible. he's rallying support for gun control, and new york city mayor michael bloomberg is picking 7:the slack, pumping $12 million of his own money into a national ad campaign trying to persuade senators to support expanded background checks, and cbs learned the hard way not to mess with american's veterans or my fox news colleague. the network angered many when an episode of the "amazing race" featured wreckage of an american b [laughter] 5-- b-52
house he put pressure on congress to pass an immigration reform bill by april. >> obama: i expect a bill to be put forward, i expect the debate to begin next month, i want to sign that bill into law as soon as possible. >> michael: there's also movement in the right direction at the state level. north carolina has abandoned its con fro ver shall a ban to put spin k stripes on the driver license's of immigrants. that in part due to the coverage we gave the issue right here on "the war room." common sense gun legislation has the support of the overwhelment whelmenting -- overwhelming number of americans. and michael bloomberg said politicians should pay the price if they are out of step with the public. >> 90% of the public want something and their representatives vote against that, common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. the public is going to wake up and say i want to put somebody in office that does right for this country, and we're trying to tell them who is voting for what, and then they can make their own decisions. >> michael: he
much. >>> to the white house now where president obama is using the swearing in of new citizens to press for quick action on immigration reform. let's turn to cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar for more on this. what's the latest? >> reporter: hi there, kate. 28 people became u.s. citizens here at the white house today. that included many members of the active military, and president obama used this as a backdrop to yet again push for congress to act. >> the time's come for a comprehensive, sensible immigration reform. we are making progress, but we've got to finish the job. because this issue is not new. everyone pretty much knows what's broken. everybody knows how to fix it. we just got to at this point work up the political courage to do what's required to be done. >> reporter: this comes on the heels of progress on a bipartisan immigration reform bill on capitol hill, the bipartisan democratic and republican senators' gang of eight, the so-called gang of 8, have gotten quite far, kate,s on their negotiations. so far on the path to citizenship for illegal immigrants
appearances it was a status quo returning us to the division of power obama in the white house, democrats have controlled the senate and the republicans in the house for. but appearances can be deceiving and they are. the most important reality of that election is that the republican to oppose anything and everything proposed by obama almost like a parliamentary party was not reworded. taking the debt ceiling hostage was not reworded. calling the obama health care plan, which was their own only a few years earlier, socialism was not reworded. that means they have to begin to rethink themselves, and importantly, democrats will not automatically embrace the same tactics in opposition so that was an important change that creates a new dynamic not that's going to solve our problems, but there is going to be no sitting around the campfire in washington making nice with one another. but the possibility now exists for a real effort and a successful effort to deal with our most pressing problems. >> too familiar washington faces, thomas mann and norman borkenstein it's even worse than it looks. this i
republicans aren't about defense at all cost. president obama holding private dipper at the white house to remind israeli he still cares. both easing suspension. that's why you have to get them in the same room before you get them on the same page. little things lead to big things. sometimes just seeing a new president like gerald ford making his own breakfast is all you need at the white house. to show scandal weary americans there is change at the white house. such images don't always last but never let it be said in the moment they don't count. that is not to say that waving to the crowd mys more crowd but it says there is a new noppope intown. they they you never get a second chance to make a first impression. but i'm impressed with those following up to take chances to make a lasting impression. >> kimberly: >> hello. i'm eric bolling with kimberly guilfoyle, bob beckel, dana perino and greg gutfeld. it's happy hour in panama city, florida. this is "the five"! ♪ ♪ >> eric: a special week out of "the five." if you're sick of the blathe blathering on capitol hill and white house,
of attention. you can also give some of that to me, i'll take it. >>> keeping our eyes on the white house. president obama expected to speak at a naturalization ceremony for 28 new citizens. and talk about another rich american trying to make a difference on the issue of immigration reform. ♪ oh. let's go. from the crack, off the backboard. [ laughs ] dad! [ laughs ] whoo! oh! you're up! oh! oh! so close! now where were we? ok, this one's good for two. score! [ male announcer ] share what you love with who you love. kellogg's frosted flakes. they're gr-r-eat! duty service members. that ceremony coming weeks after obama had issued an executive order allowing many illegal immigrants brought over to the u.s. as children to remain in the country, avoid deportation otherwise known as dreamers and the dream act, which was widely debated. then he signed that executive order that was specifically focused on that group. also, the president this week today now back from his trip to the middle east refocussing on the very issue of immigration reform the bipartisan panel expected to have some progr
to take the oath of u.s. citizenship this morning at the white house. then president obama welcomed the newly minted citizens, 13 of them members of the u.s. military. and he used the occasion to push congress again on immigration reform. >> we've all proposed solutions. we have a lot of white papers and studies. we just got at this point to work up the political courage to do what's required to be done. so i expect a bill to be put forward. i expect the debate to begin next month. i want to sign that bill into law as soon as possible. >> woodruff: in fact, bipartisan efforts are underway in both the house and senate to craft immigration overhaul plans. details are still being hammered out, but the president today restated his goal. >> we know that really form means to continue to strengthen our border security and holding employers accountable. we know really form means providing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are currently living in the shadows. really form requires modernizing the legal immigration system so that our cit
: after president obama concluded the law is unconstitutional, house republicans entered the case to defend doma. >> thanks to pete williams who will join our coverage tomorrow and wednesday, if the high court strikes down doma, that would not automatically require states to permit same-sex marriage but the ruling could be a game changer for what all states are allowed to do. let's spin. jonathan capehart, friend of the show hark as piece out in the "washington post" today where he says, i don't think lgbt american fully appreciate how ten with us thing are on the court right now. he is very cautious. in factoring argues that the shift in social acceptance of gay marriage recently might actually give the supreme court reason to believe it does not need to action on doma or prop 8 because the democratic process is moving so quickly. i think that is an interesting and a fair point. for the years that i've been covering the gay rights movement, it has insisted often prematurely that public opinion, social science, moral authority, et cetera, was already with them. that the country ha
house press secretary. does that help or hinder his job as press secretary to president obama? guest: he serves the president first before he serves the press. he knows how we work. he knows how we think. he has been in our shoes following other presidents. that is helpful to him and the white house. maybe not quite as helpful to us. host: we are focusing on 100 years of presidential news conferences. barbara, good morning. caller: several weeks ago, there was the comment that the white house press corps hates the president. is that reflected in your reporting? also, did you feel chuck todd's behavior at the press conference with netanyahu reflected well on the white house press corps? guest: there is a natural antagonism toward the white house, in general.not toward the president in particular. we are trying to get information they do not want us to have. we are not there to be a mouthpiece for any administration. we are not on the team. that is the important point. we are there to try, to the best of our ability, to get information out to you. if you happen to like this president, we a
remarks from president obama at the white house. the president expected to address immigration reform during a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians. it is set to start just minutes from now. immigration reform has long been a political hot potato. recently momentum has tick picked up to sketch out a sweeping deal. bipartisan gang of eight senators involved in negotiations is trying to reach a compromise but just hit a snag over worker visas. byron york is chief political correspondent for the washington examiner and has taken a look at this issue. it all hinges on the border security, byron and there are some problems there you found? >> there are some real problems. we just found out about it last week at a house hearing. all the immigration reform proposals depend on the border security, some way to verify the border is secure of the all of of the republicans who are behind immigration reform insist you have to have proof of border security. in the past the government used something called operational control of the border and they have used various
working on immigration reform in the house and the senate. mr. obama says debate should bebegin next month and he wants to sign a bill as soon as possible. everybody knows what's broken and how to fix it. we have all proposed a slot a lot of solutions and white papers and studies. we at this point have have got to work up the political courage to do what's required to be done. >> the senate group's biggest sticking point is how much to pay the 200,000 low skilled workers who would be allowed into the country each year with organizing labor accusing republicans of offering them only a path to poverty. and the chamber of commerce promising they will get a median wage, shepard. >> shepard: what about the path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants who are already here? >> on the senate side, the group is coming together around an agreement that would provide that if border security is improved first. no one is suggesting that the improvements are unreasonable. half the so-called gang of 8 will visit the arizona border later this week to get a feel for what needs to be done. still.
again. president obama back in the white house with a full schedule coming off of his trip to the middle east with the president in the middle east from politico, josh gristene, joining united states on our news line this morning. josh, welcome home. >> thank you, bill. it's good to be back. >> bill: >> bill: so any accomplishments that the white house can point to out of the trip to the middle east? >> i say there are two basic accomplishments. the judge seemed to have lifted his standing which was pretty low with the israeli jews. he really had a major, i guess term we are use, a charm offensive there and laid it on pretty thick folks new when he went to pay his respects and he aligned himself with zinism but he didn't wait to do that. the minute he stepped off of the plane, he started talking about the juice had been in this plannedland for thousands of years they are fulfilling their degree, abraham and sarah. he laid it on thick >> bill: if i can jump if. he took a stone from the grave of martin luther king, jr.? >> right. >> which wa
, that's how secretary of state john kerry described president obama's first presidential visit to israel. the white house had set expectations low, but is there was one surprise, when the president persuaded israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to apologize to turkey over mistakes that led to the death of activists on a flotilla bound for gaza. let me bring in congressman elliott angle. good to see you. >> thank you. >> congressman mike rogers had a very different take than john kerry about the president's trip. let me play it for you. >> i thought the trip was a disappointment for us. i think the president squandered great opportunity to show leadership and push them in a place where they could get an agreement out of a meeting, didn't get it, got a speech, get to some agreement on the path forward on syria, didn't get that. >> so from your perspective, congressman, a disappointment, a success? somewhere in between? >> it was a great success. i was with the president. i flew with him on air force one, traveled with him. he was treated like a rock star in israel. >> how interesting,
for next monday. did you get your tickets in the lottery? no? this year the white house is banking on the president's popularity to make the event a success. i'm not talking about president obama. it's kid president, the 9-year-old tennessee boy who has become a viral video sensation. cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar joins us from the north lawn to explain. brianna, what is kid president? >> reporter: kid president is this little boy, jake, whose name is robbie novak, and he dons a little suit because he ace a little guy and plays kid president delivering some pretty hilarious and but also very inspirational messages. he does this it on videos with help from his older brother-in-law, and this airs on sole pancake, which is a kind of feel-good web site. he is the special guest for the easter egg roll, but he was also tasked with doing pr for the event. check it out. >> kid president, looks like you got my message. >> yes, mr. president, i got your message. this is historic, the white house easter egg roll. kids dancing, eggs rolling. i'm in. you should be, too. i got ask
the marriage it would have been zero. >> reporter: president obama now says it is unconstitutional. >> the basic principle that america is founded on, the idea that we're all created equal, applies to everybody. regardless of sexual orientation. >> reporter: house republicans are now defending doma in court. >> the administration doesn't get to decide what's constitutional. the supreme court does. and our financing a lawsuit was to make sure that the proper forum was used to make sure we know what's constitutional and what isn't. >> reporter: the court hears the doma case on wednesday. the prop 8 case on tuesday. and both of them come here as public support for same-sex marriage is growing. different political climate than just four years ago when prop 8 became law. lester? >> pete, thanks. >>> at the vatican today, pope francis celebrated palm sunday mass before a crowd estimated at 250,000. he marked the start of holy week by encouraging people to be um balance and joyful and to lead simple lives. the pope from argentina announced he'll travel to neighboring brazil in july after
. it is time to focus on the real problem in washington, and that is spending. >> house speaker john boehner. professor, your response? also, the obama administration was warning catastrophe is sequestration took place. it took place. >> it is a stunning comment on our dysfunctional government built on top of a dysfunctional economy. here we are in the middle of a crisis. we have millions of people without work. millions of people are losing their homes. we have an economy that does not work for the vast majority. the u.s. government is one of the major customers for goods and services in america. sequestration is simply a cutback in government spending. it does not take rocket science to understand that if the government of the largest single buyer of goods and services cuts back on the goods and services it buys, that means companies across america will sell less and they will have less need of workers and it will lay off workers. so this is in fact that worsens and employment is already severe. if you put that together with the tax increase on january 1 -- let me say a word about that. we
this? government. the department of labor uses interns. the white house uses interns. >> only for-profit companies. >> this has been the law since 1947 the obama administration has done nothing but reiterate and reissue these basic issue. >> if this rule were enforced it would kill my program. >> you have questions? >> my name is christina web texas state university i am a dietician major. in order to become a diet tiggs we have to do an internship. >> are they unpaid? >> most except government ones. >> she is forced to do it. that's by her college. sounds like the college is ripping people off. >> this is the real question here. it's not whether she should be paid or shouldn't be paid it's whether she had you hshould hav right to decide what compensation is. is compensation training, is compensation a line on your resume? i don't want these people to have the under the government the power of the state telling them you can't do an internship unless you are paid. >> do any of you think you can't decide for yourselves whether want to be paid with dollars as opposed to a line on you
collapse and almost certain exit from the eurozone. last night's gala dinner for president obama in israel was attended by many high-ranking government officials. but last week, the white house requested one additional invitation - special guest yityish aynaw , otherwise known as miss israel 20-13. aynaw made history this year, becoming the first miss israel of ethiopian heritage since the pageant began in 19-50. she spoke exclusively with c-n-n earlier this week as she prepared for the special event. fredericka whitfield reports >> reporter: nearly ten years after her arrival as an ethiopian immigrant in the holy land, yatyish aynaw gained worldwide attention when she was chosen as the first black miss israel: a triumph that has led to a dinner invitation date with the first black president of the united states. the 21-year-old beauty queen served in the israeli army and worked as a sales clerk in a clothing store before a friend entered her name in the contest. within a matter of weeks, she was invited to an exclusive 120-seat gala dinner for barack obama in honor of his first visit to i
number of republicans in the house was 192. today we have 230 something, and it is absolutely right to figure out what you did wrong, and the obama people outperformed republicans in a number of ways. the idea that we are on the brink of going out of business is overstated. >> do you think that there is with the report that the chairman put together and if the republican party is willing to commit to reach out, is that the answer to try to expand the party by paying people to put operatives out there, to make that connection, to look for ways to expand the party? who it attracts? >> that is a big part of it. i commend the chairman. it was a very thoughtful, thorough report. it has some good recommendations. that is one of them. the fact is the obama campaign and the democrats did a good job of having people out there. they did that better than we did. they had a presence in all communities you had that you needed to turn out, to win. we need to be in the community year round, cycle through cycle, not just in the last three months of an election. having storefront campaign headquarte
and sometimes a colder relationship. obviously president obama made a strategic decision to warm up relations with israel at this time. you know what, even if you have the best friend in the white house, and israelis look fondly upon the period of president clinton or the period especially of president regan. ultimately israelis have to make the choices. winston churchill people said was a great friend of israel and came to the founding in the 1920s and supported the zionist cause of the return of the jews to the homeland. he didn't send the royal air force to bomb the tracks, the railroad track to auschwitz. ifial detects its very existences is threatened israel will have to do what is necessary to deitself. hopefully we won't have is to get to that point but israel must reserve the right to defend itself by itself. that is a clause that president obama used in a number of his speeches. >> mike: we hope it doesn't come to that but i is have every confidence if it does israel will act always in its best interest which is really the best interest of the world. dore, thanks for joining us. a re
't for excessive taxation and greedy litigators. [ buzzer ] also not true. she said president obama was having a lifestyle that is one of excess in the white house with how many chefs he had. four pinocchios, pants on fire. >> the white house has always had chefs. >> stephanie: no. no. they all made their own sandwiches. >> sure, mac and cheese every night. right. >> stephanie: he concludes people like bachmann represent everything wrong with the republican party. they're ill-informed and ill-intentioned and they've become synonymous with the republican brand. despite best efforts of reince priebus. >> there are no moderates or reasonable republicans that have any sort of voice. >> stephanie: it is the people that get the airtime right? kathleen in chicago. >> caller: good morning. glad that you and your team are back. i missed you guys last week. two things real quick and don't cut me off. as far as the republicans, they say they want to reach out to the black neighborhoods. make sure you tell them to bring us some good fried shaken, potato salad and good, cold watermelon. >> stephanie: see,
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off his middle east trip, president obama turns his focus to immigration. hosting a naturalization ceremony for active duty members of the military today at the white house. >> after avoiding the problem for years, the time has come to fix it once and for all. the time has come for comprehensive sensible immigration reform. >>> up in arms. the nra blasts mayor michael bloomberg's plan to pressure senators in key states ahead of next month's gun control vote. >> 90% of the public wants something and their representatives vote against that. common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. >> he can't spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the american public, they don't want him in their restaurants, they don't want him in their homes, they don't want him telling them what food to eat. they sure don't want him telling them what self-defense firearms to own. he can't buy america. >>> at the supreme court, dozens brave the cold and snow for their chance to witness this week's historic back-to-back cases on same-sex marriage. and the cinder-fellas
president and sometimes a colder relationship and obviously, president obama made a streak decision to warm up relations with israel this time. even if you have the best friend in the white house and israelis look fondly upon the period of president clinton and especially of president reagan, ultimately israelis have to make those strategic choices. i've heard people say winston churchill was a great friend of israel and he came to in the 1920's and supported the zionist cause and return of the jews to their ancient homeland, but he didn't send the royal air force to bomb the tracks, the railroad tracks to auschwitz. you know, britain had other things to do at the time. he s so even if you have the best of friends, the closest of relationships, ultimately if israel detects its very existence is threatened by an iranian nuclear missile, israel will have to do what is necessary to defend itself. hopefully we won't have to get to that point, but israel must reserve the right to defend itself by itself. by the way, that's a clause that president obama used in a number of his speeches. >> mike:
, president obama will advocate for a comprehensive immigration reform plan at a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians at the white house. and this week, organizing for action will begin an aggressive online campaign, highlighting the personal stories of immigrants. meanwhile, with the senate set to consider gunlation after its spring recess, michael bloomberg and wayne lapierre are both promising to invest millions in that coming legislative fight. bloomberg's group, mayors against illegal guns, announced it will spend $12 million, all of the mayor's money -- not all of it, has plenty more, on ads like this one to push democratic and republican senators to back gun control efforts. >> for me, guns are for hunting and protecting my family. i believe in the second amendment. and i'll fight to protect it. but with rights come responsibilities. that's why i support comprehensive background checks. >> 90% of the public wants something, and their representatives vote against that. common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. >> he can't spe
? >>> america's immigration system is broken. these are words from president obama today, while welcoming 28 new american citizens at a white house naturalization ceremony. the president went on to say, time to work out the courage to do what's right. he called on congress to start fixing the country's broken immigration system. >> if he we want to keep attracting the best and the brightest that the world has to offer, we have to do a better job of welcoming them. we have known for years our immigration system is broken, that we're not doing enough to harness the talent and ingenuity of all those who want to work hard and find a place here in america. and after avoiding the problem for years, the time has come to fix it once and for all. the time has come for a comprehensive immigration reform. >> and the president says he wants to sign a new bill into law as soon as possible. >>> meantime, secretary of state john kerry has dropped into afghanistan, unannounced. he's there to smooth over relations with president hamid karzai, who recently accused the united states of colluding with the taliban.
or democrat or both. >> host: you talked about ways in which politicians like barack obama engaged in popular culture some do that successfully and some don't but let's let that around. how accurately or fairly quickly this popular culture judgment represent and detect millennials clacks >> guest: you have seen house of cards which i have been loving and a lot of people in the generation got their grounding in politics watching the west wing a long time ago as older millennials were watching a house of cards and it's an interesting reflection because both deal with young people and politics. it is a reflection of the spirit of the time for the possibility of politics you see the character in house of cards which is a very sort of optimistic. there's a lot of venereal person taking the opportunities and trying to work our way through the system and playing the system and using it to her advantage which i think is perhaps more representative of where the millennials are out and it's also a great show but it's incredibly cynical and more realistic perhaps and much more effective how everybody fe
have been zero. zero. >> reporter: after first supporting doma, president obama now says it's unconstitutional. >> basic principle that america is founded on. the idea that we're all created equal. applies to everybody. regardless of sexual orientation. >> reporter: house republicans are now defending doma in court. >> the administration doesn't get to decide what is constitutional. the supreme court does. and our phillipsing of the lawsuit was to make sure that the proper forum was used to make sure that we know what is constitutional and what isn't. >> that was nbc's pete williams reporting. >>> postal workers across the country were out today to deliver a loud message to their boss. >> what do we want? >> the postmaster general wants to end saturday mail service to save about $2 billion a year. well, postal workers and supporters say the move is counterproductive and hurts both customers and employees. they're calling for a plan that would explore new business opportunities and revenue streams instead. saturday delivery is set to stop in august. >>> coming up, the researc
, for instance, when the nation has elected republicans to run the house for the last two years yet here are these democrats who are still here and still trying to have input on some of these bills. you know, as far as they are concerned, obama care is the least popular thing ever been foiste the foisted on the american people. when they see votes like this, yeah, it reinforces that world view that they are already holding. >> jamal, democratic strategist paul begala writes today in "the daily beast" that since the rnc released its autopsy or assessment of the last election, we've seen jurassic republicans. quote, the far right howled when the autopsy was released. did you really think that people resisted to change pushed them into extinction? >> you know, they will, rev. you don't have this problem anymore but sometimes i notice, oh, sometimes wrong. my shirts are getting a little tight. it's not my shirt collar. and a decision that you're going to do things differently and what the republicans have to decide, do they want to be a congressional party that's going to get in bed with the
house passage of the ryan plan, senate democrats responded in kind by passing their own budget, their first in four years, it garnered no republican support and four democratic nays. still, obama's 2012 campaign manager, jim mussina hailed it as progress. >> i think the senate passing the budget is a good step, along the lines of the prosals the president has laid out. >> much like the paul ryan house plan, the senate blueprint is a statement of priorities. ryan's plan consists entirely of spending cuts, $4.6 trillion of them, 66% of which come from programs for poor and working-class americans. on the other side, democratic plan calls for $100 billion in stimulus and an even ratio in spending cuts to new revenue from closing tax loopholes on higher earners. surprising no one, the senate's balanced approach was rejected wholesale by republicans. in their response to president obama's weekly address, tea partiyer mike lee tried to explain the gop's resistance. >> to republicans, the budget isn't just about dollars, it's about sense, common sense. >> in this case, common sense eq
obama making a push for immigration reform. this is at a ceremony for new american citizens. the president hosted a naturalization ceremony today for active duty service members and civilians. this was at the white house. the president has made immigration reform one of the top priorities of his second term. now, he says if the u.s. wants to keep attracting the best and brightest, the country needs to make sensible changes to fix its immigration system. and the president is expanding the country's parks and historic sites as well. so today he is designating areas in five states as new national monuments. so the sites include the first state national monument in delaware. a site commemorating harriet tubman and the underground railroad in maryland. the charles young buffalo soldiers national monument in ohio, the san juans islands national monument in washington state and the rio grand de del norte national monument in new mexico. >>> now the stage set for the u.s. supreme court to take up one of the biggest social issues facing this country. we're talking about same sex marr
, but in obama's case, he can create a lot of barriers to job creation. there is a lot of skepticism. dagen: gasoline prices going up again. we would like to blame whoever is in the white house for gasoline prices. >> i would argue that it is very much in the white house's hands. people are going to work every day and it cost a lot more to get there. this is a simple dollar problem. you would very quickly seek gasoline prices falling. you would see a far more happy electorate. this is the quickest way to anger and electorate to reduce the value of the limited earnings that they have. dagen: john, it was great to talk to you, as always. think you for being here on this monday morning. john, forbes opinion editor. connell: we have seen a spike go higher on the dollar. in the meantime, tax time in our country right around the corner. fewer americans expecting a financial boost from their refunds this year. 59% expecting a refund check. the number is down from 64% who got one last year. those looking for a refund, 37% plan on paying down their debt. google glass. we have heard a lot about this
take. in obama's world, i am forced to be my brother's keeper. i am taxed to the hilt. i pay the bills for others. i fund medicaid, i fund food stamps. i buy the cell phones and subsidized housing. i pay the heating bills, college costs and pay for just about everything else, including tattoo removal. so, why shouldn't i have some say in the behavior of the people getting my money? you could make the case that guzzling soda helps make you obese so maybe mayor bloomberg is right to try to ban large sugary drinks, after all, i am paying for diabetes treatments. trans fats bad for your house. since obamacare makes me pay for other people's heart troubles, maybe the mayor is right to ban them. cigarettes? i'm paying for your emergency room visits. so quit. now. i know we don't like nannies, we're adults and want personal freedom. here is the question, do you lose some of that freedom when you take someone else's money? doesn't the piper have the right to call the tune? of course, we're on dangerous ground here and i know it. we are slipping into a collectivist mentality. i don't like it, b
, barack obama. mr. president. >> thank you, so much. everybody.g, secretary, thank you for administering the oath and making it official. friends, it is a great pleasure to have you here and be able house to greet some of by fellow citizens as the end -- of the united states. today you are in the people's house, a house designed by an irish immigrant. we welcome 28 men and women, immigrants themselves who from this day forward have earned the precious right to call this country home. i know this is an incredibly special moment for you, your families, but i have to say it is a special moment for the rest of us as well, because as we look out across this room, we are reminded that what makes someone american is not just their bloodlines, not just an accident of birth, it is a fidelity to our founding principles. that anyone, idea anywhere, can write the next great chapter in this american story. that is the promise of america. today we know it is alive and well in each and everyone of you. at first glance it would be easy to describe this group by their differences. they all hail from diff
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